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Trust and Prudence in Difficult Times
Prep Blog ^ | 3/25/13 | Thoreau

Posted on 03/25/2013 4:08:38 PM PDT by Kartographer

In my opinion, when the SHTF, you will need to rely on other persons; you cannot go it alone. However, if any of the more severe disaster scenarios occurs, especially if it extends over a long period of time, many persons — who before seemed calm, reasonable, and reliable – will be struck with fear and, as a result, they might behave differently. Desperate people do desperate things. So be careful whom you trust.

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TOPICS: Society
KEYWORDS: preparedness; preppers
Always a good discussion of the fine line of OPSEC vs the need to cooperate and form a small tight knit community to share shtf duties.
1 posted on 03/25/2013 4:08:38 PM PDT by Kartographer
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To: appalachian_dweller; OldPossum; DuncanWaring; VirginiaMom; CodeToad; goosie; kalee; ...

Preppers’ PING!!


2 posted on 03/25/2013 4:09:14 PM PDT by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: Kartographer

Good article; thanks.


3 posted on 03/25/2013 4:26:32 PM PDT by carriage_hill (The most insidious power the news media has, is the power to ignore.)
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To: Kartographer; blam; The Duke; ChocChipCookie; Marcella; JRandomFreeper; Bride Of Old Sarge; ...
Trust and Prudence in Difficult Times

I once knew a farmer who had four daughters: Faith, Hope, Charity, and Prudence.

Faith was an atheist.

Hope was emo.

Charity was a miser.

Prudence was a naked rock-climber who rode ziplines during lightning storms.

4 posted on 03/25/2013 4:38:29 PM PDT by Old Sarge (We are officially over the precipice, we just havent struck the ground yet...)
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To: Kartographer
The guy says one must have other people, then spends the rest of the article warning against trusting people.

Everyone’s situation is different. Some will have people they can trust, some won't. My public profile is so low, I'm almost nonexistent here.

In a huge meltdown, I might have three family members here and that's it. None of them have anything stored to donate to the “cause”, but I knew that and have enough provisions for them. That would give me two males and one woman here besides myself. One of those males is my son who is six feet of strength and can handle a weapon. The other male is a liberal who carries a weapon and right now wouldn't shoot anyone for any reason. Carrying a weapon is a macho ego thing only. He might change under duress since my son would be an example.

Everyone has to determine their own plan they think will work to provide for and secure their own future.

5 posted on 03/25/2013 9:04:35 PM PDT by Marcella (Prepping can save your life today. Going Galt is freedom.)
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To: Kartographer

Key words of the article “..... be careful whom you trust, and how much you trust.....”


6 posted on 03/26/2013 5:13:58 AM PDT by piroque ("In times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act")
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We used to have salt of the earth neighbors but not now days. They’re all pansy liberal city slickers who should be avoided like the plague. One such family wears cammo and lug around arrows that never seem to hit anywhere near a target. They also think they have to have an outdoor fire going 24/7 never mind high winds or fire bans and theifire is never watched. A couple days ago they managed to set their deck on fire. It was 30 minutes before they came out with more logs and noticed it. Idiots stood around scratching their heads. They’re not the only ones who seem to enjoy fires.

- - - - Holy cow! Some idiot (yeah, we have a lot) just flew his plane barely above the fence line.... dang fool. Looked like a kit plane. A couple years ago another idiot decided to do a touch and go about once a week for a month a 100 feet from our house. Tried reporting that guy but no luck. So, to speak to the thread no way do I trust anyone around here. I might not last long but I’d last longer alone.


7 posted on 03/26/2013 10:42:54 AM PDT by bgill
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To: Marcella
The guy says one must have other people, then spends the rest of the article warning against trusting people.

Everyone’s situation is different. Some will have people they can trust, some won't. My public profile is so low, I'm almost nonexistent here.


There's lots of conflicting advice out there. For myself, I've decided to err on the side of caution. Very few know of my preps and plans. I have many in mind to check out when the time comes, however. But since I don't know them or their character well enough yet to discern how they will react during economic or societal collapse, they are just on the back burner for now. If I created a group too hastily, some of the members could end up being enemies because of circumstances. Like being hungry. So I take articles and posters telling me I need a large group with a grain of salt. The group can also be acquired later after seeing who passes the first round of tests.
8 posted on 03/26/2013 10:55:40 AM PDT by yorkiemom
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To: bgill

As for the new neighbors ,, we here have in place a plan, as most can’t be trusted . Big city gonna move to the country ,I’m better than you attitude , we don’t need them.


9 posted on 03/26/2013 1:35:20 PM PDT by piroque ("In times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act")
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